Comment period begins for Basin and Range Monument

BA comment period for the Basin and Range National Monument is underway between now and July 3. At the county commission meeting June 5, County Planning and Building Director Cory Lytle said the Nevada Association of Counties requested that … [Read more...]

Missing hiker found safe

A 47-year old Las Vegas woman, lost overnight in the mountains east of Panaca, walked out on her own power Monday morning. Sheriff Kerry Lee said Tami Roitman, her husband and a couple of other friends were hiking in the Gleason Canyon area … [Read more...]

Governor vetoes AB cooperative extension bill

Nevada Gov. Brian Sandoval agreed with many organizations throughout the state that AB 407’s “risks substantially outweigh its potential benefits.” Sandoval vetoed the bill, which passed the Nevada Assembly by a vote of 32 to 12 and the senate 15 … [Read more...]

Higbee ruling delayed

A death in the family has caused Meadow Valley Justice Court Judge Mike Cowley to delay his review and ruling of the evidence presented in the preliminary hearing regarding charges against Pahranagat Valley football coach Ken Higbee. Defense … [Read more...]

Good turnout for kids fishing event

Echo Canyon State Park’s 22nd annual Hooked on Fishing Not on Drugs Kids Fishing Event was held Saturday. Despite the high winds throughout the day, many anglers showed up anyway to have some fun at the lake. The event is held to get kids into the … [Read more...]

Suspect arrested after explosives discovered

Authorities investigate possible connection with Panaca bomber Blasting caps and other related explosive materials found at the home of a Caliente man have raised suspicions of possible connections with the bombing in Panaca in July of last … [Read more...]

Pahranagat Fire District

The Pahranagat Valley Fire District met as a board on May 17. They started out by reviewing a tentative budget for 2017-2018. Estimated revenue for next year was a total of $230,337. Broken down, it showed $62,000 from Property Taxes, $33,000 from … [Read more...]

Alamo Water and Sewer News

Alamo Sewer and Water met on May 18 for their annual budget meeting. Capital improvements for the 2017-18 budget include work on Purple Sage, well number four and tank cleaning this fall. Other items to possibly include connecting well number four’s … [Read more...]

New carpet business set to open tomorrow in Caliente

A new business will open its doors tomorrow in Caliente. Frank and Indie Adams, from St. George, Utah, expanded their business Mr. Karpet to serve Lincoln County. They have been doing business in the area for some time now and decided to be … [Read more...]

Increased trash fee draws big crowd to city council meeting

There was a packed house at the city council meeting June 1 compared to the usual four or five attending. Mayor Hurlburt and Councilman Ahlstrom were absent. A conditional use permit for Frank Scuff to have two Nigerian Dwarf Goats was tabled due … [Read more...]

Commission chambers remodeled

The remodeling of the desk in the county commission chambers has been completed and used for about a month now. Commission chair Paul Donohue said the idea of doing something to replace the former table has been in the works for about the past … [Read more...]

Lincoln County recipient of federal grants for airports

The airports in Panaca and Alamo will be getting facelifts thanks to a grant benefitting rural Nevada. The U.S. Department of Transportation’s announced more than $4.6 million in federal grants to repair and improve airports and aviation equipment … [Read more...]

Group looking to make unincorporated town of Ash Springs

A presentation to make Ash Springs an unincorporated town was introduced Monday at the county commission meeting by Rogan Haslem, manager of the R Place Shell and RV park there. He said his request is coming after a majority of residents and … [Read more...]

Strong contingent of female racers ready for Snore Knotty Pine 250

A strong field of more than 100 entries along with an all-new course layout will welcome the SNORE Knotty Pine 250 here Friday and Saturday. Always a favorite, the Southern Nevada Off-Road Enthusiasts event again promises to present a wide variety … [Read more...]

Preliminary hearing concludes for Panther football coach

The preliminary hearing in Meadow Valley Justice Court for Ken Higbee of Alamo concluded June 2 after four days of testimony without the defense making a case or calling any witnesses. Defense attorney Brett Whipple of Las Vegas, said, “After … [Read more...]

County approves purchase of specialized emergency vehicles

Two emergency rescue vehicles for the Lincoln County Emergency Preparedness Program have been authorized by the board of county commissioners. County Emergency Management Director Rick Stever made the request for such equipment during a meeting of … [Read more...]

Alamo Town Board News

The Alamo Town Board met May 11 in the Alamo ambulance barn. Lonny Walch informed those present that there will be a LEPC drill in either September or October for emergency practices involving the different entities. The little league and … [Read more...]

Caliente City Council News

At the May 18 Caliente City Council meeting, the council approved the hiring of seasonal lifeguards - Chase Curtis, Cody Dirks, Keeyle Jackson, Tristan Harrington, Allen Toledo and Sadie Teale. Some were part of the JAG Program taught by CaraLee … [Read more...]

Protecting your property from power surges

Lincoln County Power District No. 1 Manager Dave Luttrell writes in the latest issue of Ruralite magazine that the power poles used by the district “are mostly overhead wooden poles.” These poles are susceptible to lightning strikes, and with the … [Read more...]

Authorities on the lookout for marijuana grows

With summer approaching and hikers and recreationalists out in the beautiful areas of the mountains of Lincoln County, be alert at things that look to be a little out of place. Lincoln County Sheriff Kerry Lee notes that hikers have in the past … [Read more...]